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Villanelle 3

You’re the light, you’re the light

I am, I am, a little wicked

You’re the night, you’re the night

 

Take me past our satellites

Just like you said, just like you said

You’re the light, you’re the light

 

Black out the world, I will not fight

Hands red, hands red

You’re the night, you’re the night

 

On the edge of the highest heights

The fire, the fire, you have fed

You’re the light, you’re the light

 

You make things hazy, you make things right

It goes to my head, it goes to my head

You’re the night, you’re the night

 

Together we can burn bright

Just like you said, just like you said

You’re the light, you’re the light

You’re the night, you’re the night

 

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Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was a tall order: write a villanelle using words from an existing piece of work, incorporating two opposing phrases. I was excited for the challenge though, I love writing villanelles, and was already looking for inspiration to write one for Dverse’s Villanelle challenge.

I wound up using lyrics from Elle Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do (which is a relentless earworm that’s been burrowing deeper into my brain all week) and A Little Wicked by Valirie Broussard. Some lines I kept exactly the same, some I adjusted a little, and some lines are my own.

 

 

26 Comments

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  3. Reads and sounds like a wicked song of passion to me. The repetitive verses and lines worked well together in the villanelle. Thanks for joining in our poetry form at dVerse.

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  4. I’m impressed with your bravery – all that repetition, in a form that repeats itself – it works really well, kind of spiralling on itself, creating such intensity.

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